And this man, he said, and bearing in mind this was only the second job I’d …had… in about twenty years, and he looked at the record and he said, ‘you’ve been moving about quite a lot, haven’t you?’

The places we relate to at any particular point in life may be places we remember in our pasts, places we actually inhabit, places where people we love or hate live or are buried, places we have helped to build from afar, places associated with romance or with illness, or places we visit virtually, imagine or fantasize about. For some, what is important is a particular room, for others, at certain moments or over a lifetime, the road itself rather than a fixed abode.